We made up a party one Friday to visit the Dancing Dervishes, at their pretty little white marble mosque at Pera.
Bayadere. Indian dancer.
Carpet with conventionalized Animal-Figures: Incomplete Asia Minor or the Caucasus; First half of the 15th century. Length, 172 cm.; width, 90 cm.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Olunchun woman hunter under Chinese Communism 1950s. Chinese propaganda at the time of Mao Tse Tung.
On our board we reproduce in miniature an original Japanese picture showing the different phases of the clothing and equipment of an archer on foot. The picture seems to belong to the XVth century. In the 19th century the Japanese army was uniformed according to the European pattern.
Pitti-Sing. The Mikado. Victorian opera character. The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan (libretto by WS Gilbert, with music by Arthur Sullivan).
Mongolia school boy under Communism in 1950s. Chinese propaganda at the time of Mao Tse Tung.
This prelate is receiving the homage of a Greek peasant, who kisses the ground before he applies his lips to the bishop’s hand.
To the south-east of the Roman Agora is the octagonal Tower of the Eight Winds; the Clepsydra of Andronikos Kyrrheste described by Vitruviu.
Greeks, Turks, and Albanians are then seen mingled together; and while the variegated diversity of their costumes gratifies the eye of the beholder.